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Composite1’s DSLR-related advice is excellent. I regularly shoot with a couple of them and love what can be done, but it took months of experimenting and a fair bit of additional kit to get decent results (and even at that, we still use dedicated video cameras for some things that the HDSLRs just can’t).
For now, shoot with your phone, buy a Flip or Kodak, just shoot and edit. As you are getting your composition chops in place, learn lighting, sound acquisition and read camera specs. If the process speaks to you and others enjoy your work, you can always rent equipment to do gigs, if necessary. If not, you won’t have an expensive paperweight taking up valuable desk or shelf space.